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Keeping DSL up and running

I use Kubuntu Dapper as my Linux Disto as it is the only one I have found that I can get DSL to even work. Now if only I could get it to stay up and running, it seems that after about 5 or 6 minutes of inactivity the connection goes down. Do not get me wrong I think that Dapper has to one of the best distos I have used. I just hope that somebody out there can help. I would use 5.10 but it will not connect to the internet at all.
I have a
Asrock SataII Mobo
512 Ram
160 gig Seagate Hd
30 gig WD
cdrw/dvd drive
dvd/rw/cd/rw drive
RealTek nic

Fixing "invalid Python installation" error on Ubuntu

While attempting to install DenyHosts, I got an error about "invalid Python installation". I found the solution here.

Basically just:


sudo apt-get install python2.4-dev

http://marc.abramowitz.info/archives/2006/04/09/ fixing-invalid-python-installation-error-on-ubuntu/

VHCS ISP Control Panel Configuration

VHCS delivers a complete hosting automation appliance by offering significant security, total-cost-of-ownership, and performance advantages over competing commercial solutions.With VHCS Pro you can configure your server and applications, create user with domains with a few point-and-click operations that take less than a minute. There is no limit to the number of resellers, users and domains that can be created.At the core of VHCS Pro are 3 easy-to-use, Web-based control panels. VHCS provides graphic user interfaces for the administrators, resellers and usershttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/vhcs2.4.7.htm

AMD Sempron Isntallation

Hi Ubuntu Team,I am trying to install ubuntu in my laptop for a course. It is Compaq presario v2000 with ati graphic card. Processor AMD Seprom and 640MB RAM. On Installing the Install CD - I have the xserver (GUI) failing. I have tried all install options suggested int the forrum for AMD like linux vga=ati, linux vga=771 noapic nolapic so on so forth - no progress - any tips or comments will be og great help?ThanksSuria

Printer

how to print in a windows98 basedcomputer using linux computer? thanxx.. april27 im printing a doc in a windows 98 printer based using my ubuntu pc and this message shows in the printer properties.. Ready: Unable to connect to SAMBA host, will retry in 60 seconds...ERROR:  Connection failed with error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL but in a windowsXP based printer i succeed printing docs using ubuntuPC.. THanks.. nid help ASAP..

New preview of Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) released

The developer of Ubuntu have released a new preview of Dapper Drake. It contains GNOME 2.14 and KDE 3.5.2 and the installer of the Live-CD now also works on PowerPCs. Kubuntu gets a new user-friendly packet management system called "adept_install" and the standard theme has slightly been reworked.

The Flight-CD 6 of Ubuntu 6.06 alias Dapper Drake including Live-CD and Ubuntu Server can be downloaded at http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/flight6. The derivatives Kubuntu and Edubuntu can also be downloaded there in this new test version.

Router/Gateway needed for Asterisk remote location

Hello all.  I am trying to setup a Ununtu Linux box as a gateway/router running Asterisk to my office Linux box also running Ubuntu Linux/Asterisk.  I need the Polycom IP phones to connect remotly to the office Linux box to receive and make calls.  The office system is a fully functional working system using the Polycom IP phones.So far I cannot get the phones to work at the remote site routing through to office computer.  They are fully functional at the remote site.  I have tried to set up a gateway without any success and tried some routing configurations, again without any success.  Help would be appreciated.  The following is my current remote location configuration.1.  The remote site is connected to DSL via a Westel Wirespeed modem2.  The Westel Wirespeed modem connects to a D-Link router lan port 1.3.  The WAN port on the D-Link router is not being used.  

I'm shock not even one artical / guide

Hi .. First I like to say I am a newbie with this type of open source OS Linux and I have in the last 3 weeks read alot about how to do this and that , I have read other members posts as well , I do have to say I really like this OS , I am getting addicted to it , Within these 3 weeks I have learn alot and there is so much more to go , Though within this time I learn its best to have a couple of partition to be set up , One for swap , one for the /home , one just to keep blank/spare empty for future upgrades and lastly the OS itself , Now this is the part I am shock at , I couldn't find no where yet as to how to configure the set up for the hard drive to do such , WHY NOT ? I am trying to locate any type of data that would explain how to configure the hard drive for these partition , And this is only going to have Ubuntu OS on the hard drive , No other OS , Am I wrong here ? Shouldn't the very first lesson with any OS is how to set up the hard drive correctly ? Please if there is any

/usr/share/ubuntu- artwork/home/index.html cannot be found

Dear all, I just installed Kubuntu 5.10 and every time I start up Firefox I get the following message in a popup window "The file /usr/share/ubuntu-artwork/home/index.html cannot be found. Please check the location and try again." So I looked up for this file and typed ll commands to follow the links: ll /usr/share/ubuntu-artwork/home/index.html lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 34 2006-03-30 21:33 /usr/share/ubuntu-artwork/home/index.html -> /etc/alternatives/firefox-homepage ll /etc/alternatives/firefox-homepage lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 59 2006-03-30 21:33 /etc/alternatives/firefox-homepage -> /usr/share/doc/kde/HTML/en/kubuntu/about-kubuntu/index.html ll /usr/share/doc/kde/HTML/en/kubuntu/about-kubuntu/index.html ls: /usr/share/doc/kde/HTML/en/kubuntu/about-kubuntu/index.html: No such file or directory I can see that the actual file does not exist.

Secure your Debian System

this is very good steps how to secure your debian systemhttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/security.htm

Start up problems

I have installed Ubuntu and generally find it very good. However, I have two problems that I need assistance with. Please keep all explanations at the “idiot” level – I'm very much a Linux newbie. 1) When I first installed Ubuntu it started up fine in the Human interface. However, now when I start up, I get the message:-     GRUB Loading Stage 1.5     GRUB loading, please wait     Press 'ESC' to enter the menu ... 2 pressing ESC gives me a list and after hitting ENTER the start up continues in the Human interface until it reaches 'Setting the system clock', at which point it goes into text only. This doesn't stop me using Ubuntu but it does irritate me. 2)I have downloaded KDE and installed it. However, I seem to have made it the default GUI and I want to make Gnome the default. How do I do that? Many thanks for any help offered

default gateway not being assigned or kept

Hey all,this is my first time here so sorry if i do anything wrong or say something similarly.My problem is this;I have an unbuntu box with two network cards.  One of which has a netgear ADSL modem attached.  This connection successfully gets an IP address etc for the WAN connection.The second card is a on a class C home network, i.e. 192.168.0.1.For some reason a default route out to the first network card is not being set, if I set it usingroute add default gw xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx where the IP address is the address of the external connection then I can get a connection just fine.However route then forgets this default gateway (quickly), I've looked in the syslog and found that the DHCP client is probably causing this to happen.If I connect the modem to a Windoze box it works just fine.My questions are these;1. Should ubuntu be setting the default gateway route by itself?  If so why do you think it isn't?

Shorewall Firewall Configuration

The Shoreline Firewall, more commonly known as "Shorewall", is a high-level tool for configuring Netfilter. You describe your firewall/gateway requirements using entries in a set of configuration files. Shorewall reads those configuration files and with the help of the iptables utility, Shorewall configures Netfilter to match your requirements. Shorewall can be used on a dedicated firewall system, a multi-function gateway/router/server or on a standalone GNU/Linux system. Shorewall does not use Netfilter's ipchains compatibility mode and can thus take advantage of Netfilter's connection state tracking capabilities.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/shorewall.htm

GTK Pod not reading my control/media/ipod file

I just got this GTK Pod program. I then put a few songs on my ipod. I realized that when i was done, the songs were not in order. So i go back into the program and adjust the files (that are already on the ipod from my last sychronization/save data) and now it tells me it cant open the control/media file where all my songs are stored. How is this fixed? I tried uninstalling the program and reinstalling it.

Enabling network connections

I've recently install ubuntu as a dual-boot with windows XP Pro on a seperate WD hdd and after some tweaking seem to have the system up and running with the exception of internet access. I have an AMD Sempron 3000+ with 1G of memory, NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200,and an SMC EZ ethernet card (SMC1211TX). I created three partitions "/", "share" and "/home" when I did the initial install. I've been trying various methods over the past three days to connect via ethernet cable to my Linksys BEFW11S4 wireless broadband router (WEP enabled), which is connected to a Toshiba PCX2200 cable modem. I have two networked tivo's plugged into the Linksys in addition to the machine which has XP/Ubuntu installed as well as a wireless Toshiba Satellite laptop. Everything else can access the network with no problems, although I did have one error message on the laptop "IP conflict with another device on the network". I've tried many methods described in various forums but seem to be stuck in a loop wereby I need to access the web in order to make the changes to allow my machine to access the web!!!. I would like to be able to explore this software further but without web access I can't seem to progress so if anyone can offer some advice i'd greatly appreciate it.